Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?
Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jump-start her career.
Summoned to Evelyn's Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late '80s and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn's life unfolds - revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love - Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn's story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique's own in tragic and irreversible ways.
Es ist Zeit, endlich mal über die ganzen Bücher zu sprechen, die ich während des CampNaNo gekauft habe - auch wenn mir 1-2 Sachbücher dazwischen gertuscht sind, aber hey, der Reading Slump war damit auf jeden Fall Geschichte! ;-)
Fangen wir mal mit der etwas leichteren Lektüre an und reden über Gods of Jade & Shadow denn für Evelyn Hugo muss ich ein wenig ausholen...;-)
The Jazz Age is in full swing, but it's passing Casiopea Tun by. She's too busy scrubbing floors in her wealthy grandfather's house to do anything more than dream of a life far from her dusty, small town in southern Mexico. A life she could call her own.
This dream is impossible, distant as the stars - until the day Casiopea opens a curious chest in her grandfather's room and accidentally frees an ancient Mayan god of death. He offers her a deal: if Casiopea helps him recover his throne from his treacherous brother, he will grant her whatever she desires. Success will make her every dream come true, but failure will see her lost, for ever.
In the company of the strangely alluring god and armed only with her wits, Casiopea begins an adventure that will take her on a cross-country odyssey, from the jungles of Yucatán to the bright lights of Mexico City and deep into the darkness of Xibalba, the Mayan underworld.
Unser Thema heute:
Der Auftakt zu einer kleinen Literatur 101 Serie, in der wir mal über die verschiedenen Dinge sprechen, die man so schreiben kann. Und wir fangen natürlich mit den Romanen an, denn wie wir ausführlich darlegen werden, ist "Ich schreibe" eben immer noch meistens synonym mit "Ich schreibe Bücher".
Was sollte man also beachten, wenn man das möchte? Was ist überhaupt die Definition von Roman und was sind die Vor- und Nachteile einen schreiben zu wollen?
'We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us.’
In the best-selling, prize-winning A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson achieved the seemingly impossible by making the science of our world both understandable and entertaining to millions of people around the globe.
Now he turns his attention inwards to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories, The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological makeup.
Rachel macht hervorragende Videos, falls ihr den channel noch nicht kanntet!